Six people were reported injured overnight in a rocket attack from Gaza and Israel’s retaliatory airstrikes. Israel also shut down border checkpoints and imposed more restrictions on fishing off the Gaza coast in response.
The United Nations General Assembly has voted to allow the Palestinians to act more like a full UN member state during meetings in 2019 when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.
This isn’t the first time Israel has denied entry to a prospective student, but Lara Alqasem is the first to challenge it—a move that could force the state to define who, exactly, counts as a supporter of BDS.
17 October 2018 The Jordanian government has taken steps to aid Arabs living in Jerusalem and to bolster the civil defense guards at Al-Aqsa Mosque. Wasfi Kilani, director of the Hashemite Fund for Al-Aqsa Mosque, told Arab News that the actions come as part of a combined effort to support Palestinian Jerusalemites. “With instructions from…